Seed Painting: A Process Art Activity for Preschool and Toddlers


the finished seed painting

Seed Painting


Mixing seeds right into the paint, gives an interesting and new texture that is fun to experiment with. This is an activity that requires very few inexpensive supplies to do.  It is also a very open ended process art activity: just point the child in the direction of the paint and brush and let them go!

All you need is:

  • a few different colors of washable paint
  • small cups to hold the paint
  • several different kinds of small seeds (such as carrot or marigold)
  • paintbrushes (one for each color)
  • paper or card stock

Pour each color of paint (maybe two tablespoons?) into its own cup. Add a couple of pinches of seeds to each color of paint and stir it in with a paintbrush.

Place the paint mixtures and paper in a comfortable place where your child can create. As Little M. painted she talked about plants growing out of her painting, which was super interesting. We did this twice last week because Little M. had so much fun!

painting with seeds: process art activity for preschool

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